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Google Chrome 8 becomes official
Google Chrome 8 becomes official By Paul Lamkin

Google has launched the stable release of Chrome 8, adding a couple of nice new features as well as numerous security and bug fixes for the speedy browser.Version 8.0.552.215, to give it its full moniker, comes with a new PDF viewer that brings the security... Read more

Beat the cold and stay connected with GloveTips
Beat the cold and stay connected with GloveTips By Paul Lamkin

This cold snap is a real pain the bum.It's not like when you were a kid and the sight of a fresh covering of the white stuff hyped up your excitement levels to 11, as you contemplated all the snow-based fun you could have.Now, it simply means that it... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Countdown (iPhone)
APP OF THE DAY: Countdown (iPhone) By Paul Lamkin

Firstly, some Countdown based stats for you:The students' favourite has been running for over 28 years, and was the first TV programme ever shown on Channel 4.It has run for 63 series and there has been well over 5,000 episodes.There have been four hosts;... Read more

Nokia Ovi Suite 3.0 opens in beta
Nokia Ovi Suite 3.0 opens in beta By Paul Lamkin

Nokia has opened a public beta for version 3.0 of its Ovi Suite software, with a couple of major changes brought in.Firstly, on firing it up you'll be presented with the new Home View screen which gives you an overview of what's new on your PC and your... Read more

Tesco offers Christmas cashback on mobile contracts
Tesco offers Christmas cashback on mobile contracts By Paul Lamkin

Buy a phone and get a free PS3! Grab a mobile contract and get a Canon camera! Sign up for 36 months and receive a Lamborghini Countach!You've all seen these sorts of mobile deals flying about on the web (well, maybe not the free car one) and now Tesco... Read more

Libratone Beat hands-on
Libratone Beat hands-on By Paul Lamkin

The best thing to come out of Denmark since bacon? Quite possibly.Pocket-lint was lucky enough to be treated to a sneak peak of the Libratone Beat ahead of its official launch, and we have to say - that it's one gorgeous piece of tech.And, according to... Read more

V-Moda Crossfade LP
3.5 stars V-Moda Crossfade LP By Paul Lamkin

The V-Moda Crossfade LP headphones are listed on its site under the heading “Audio Art”. But does that mean that the cans are more style than substance? We at Pocket-lint gave them a comprehensive going over to find out.The first thing that you have... Read more

Soundfreaq Sound Platform
4.5 stars Soundfreaq Sound Platform By Paul Lamkin

The Sound Platform from Soundfreaq is an iPod dock with a twist - in that it doesn't have to be a dock at all, not if you don't want it to be. You see the Sound Platform has Bluetooth functionality on board, with support for all Apple devices packing... Read more

LG uncovers Kelly Brook as the face of the Optimus One
LG uncovers Kelly Brook as the face of the Optimus One By Paul Lamkin

Look, we know that we could try and spin this to give it more of a tech angle.We could mention how the LG Optimus One is the fastest selling mobile handset in the Korean giant's history - shifting a million units worldwide in just 40 days.We could mention... Read more

Sony Ericsson Chief: February for PlayStation Phone
Sony Ericsson Chief: February for PlayStation Phone By Paul Lamkin

Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg has done little to dispel the growing PlayStation phone rumours, stating: "There's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere".Nordberg also said: "Sony has an extremely strong offering in the gaming... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Take That (iPhone)
APP OF THE DAY: Take That (iPhone) By Paul Lamkin

It's Friday, it's 6pm so that can only mean one thing - it's beer o'clock.But before you rush off down the boozer, why not take in the final App of The Day for the week. After all, it's a corker. If you like Take That of course... Take That Format iPhone... Read more

Palm Pre 2
3.5 stars Palm Pre 2 By Paul Lamkin

The Palm Pre 2 is the first Palm branded handset to come to market since HP's high-profile takeover of the company earlier this year. But, unlike the big fanfare that was created when the original Pre launched in June 2009, the Pre 2 sneaked in through... Read more

Apple iAd makes its way to the UK
Apple iAd makes its way to the UK By Paul Lamkin

If you're unfamiliar with Apple's iAd platform and got over excited after reading the headline thinking that some next-generation touchscreen calculator was going to be the next launch out of Cupertino, then we've got some bad news for you.iAd is, in... Read more

iPhone Twitter pushes in notifications
iPhone Twitter pushes in notifications By Paul Lamkin

Micro-blogging giant Twitter has announced that it is making it even easier to find out when tweeters are tweeting about you by introducing push notifications into the latest iOS update."When you’re out and about, your phone probably isn’t always... Read more

London venue for the world's largest panoramic photo
London venue for the world's largest panoramic photo By Paul Lamkin

Wow. That's definitely the first word that comes to mind when you look at Jeffrey Martin's incredible panorama of London.Shot using a SLR camera with a 400mm lens, the 360-degree photo of London is the the largest spherical panoramic photo in the world.It's... Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia X12 enjoys public outing
Sony Ericsson Xperia X12 enjoys public outing By Paul Lamkin

Those of you hoping the phone that Sony Ericsson codenamed Anzu, but should be released as the Xperia X12, would be packing Gingerbread out of the box are in for a disappointment as a Russian insider has got his hands on the device and dismissed the rumours.The... Read more

iPhone underpants: The best/worst iPhone accessory yet
iPhone underpants: The best/worst iPhone accessory yet By Paul Lamkin

Men, why not keep your two most important devices side-by-side with the Scottevest Travel Boxers?In what is quite possibly the best and worst (at the same time) idea for an iPhone accessory yet, chaps now have the option of storing their iPhones inside... Read more

Griffin Travel Speaker
4.0 stars Griffin Travel Speaker By Paul Lamkin

The Griffin Travel speaker takes away the hassle of having to remember additional batteries with an iPod travel dock. That's because the speaker is powered directly from your iPod using the 30-pin connector dock.The obvious concern with this is that it... Read more

Disgo Tablet 6000
3.0 stars Disgo Tablet 6000 By Paul Lamkin

The Disgo Tablet 6000 is one of the first wave of Android-based tablets set to hit the market, designed with the budget conscious in mind - it comes with a price tag of just £180. But, the key question is: does this bargain price mean that you're substituting... Read more

Samsung Zeal: E Ink keyboard phone leaked
Samsung Zeal: E Ink keyboard phone leaked By Paul Lamkin

Verizon dropped the ball lately, accidentally leaking some yet to be released handsets via an inventory. And whilst the, now confirmed, Samsung Continuum phone gobbled up most of the attention, an intriguing little handset called the Samsung Zeal almost... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Amazon Kindle (iPad)
APP OF THE DAY: Amazon Kindle (iPad) By Paul Lamkin

The iPad has been around for long enough now to give both iBooks and the Amazon Kindle app a thorough testing. We felt that we need to read a few novels, and spend some serious hands on time with each platform to gauge a proper feel of the behaviour of... Read more

LG offers free apps to boost its Windows Phone 7 revolution
LG offers free apps to boost its Windows Phone 7 revolution By Paul Lamkin

Want to get on board the Windows Phone 7 express train, but don't know which handset to plump for?Well, a newly announced tie-up between Microsoft and LG might just make the Optimus 7 a more attractive proposition, as you'll have the chance to get a whole... Read more

Nissan goes ultra compact for EV car concept
Nissan goes ultra compact for EV car concept By Paul Lamkin

Nissan is looking to take the EV into the mainstream with the Nissan Leaf, which Pocket-lint took for a spin recently over in Lisbon.But the Leaf isn't the sole focus of the Japanese car giant's EV aims, as it has also released details of a compact EV... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: TED (iPad)
APP OF THE DAY: TED (iPad) By Paul Lamkin

The change in the clocks back to Standard Time, may have confused the mob over at Cupertino, but we here at Pocket-lint are a sharp lot, so there's no mix up at our end. It's 6pm, so that can only mean one thing - it's App of The Day time.TED Format... Read more

iLie in: Unexpected extra hour in bed due to iPhone bug
iLie in: Unexpected extra hour in bed due to iPhone bug By Paul Lamkin

If you are an iPhone user, the chances are that you're not up early enough to be reading this story.And that's because a similar bug that plagued antipodean iPhone users when their clocks changed in September has hit European users, albeit in the reverse... Read more

Go train surfing on the tube
Go train surfing on the tube By Paul Lamkin

Commuters at Charing Cross underground station will be able to log on to the web from 1 November, after TFL announced a deal with BT Openzone to install a Wi-Fi hot-spot.It's all part of a 6-month trial to gauge customer interest in getting online underground.... Read more

RealPlayer revamp adds photo management
RealPlayer revamp adds photo management By Paul Lamkin

RealPlayer has just unleashed the latest upgrade to its long-running media software series.The new version of RealPlayer brings with it a photo management element, that allows you to import pictures from your Android or BlackBerry handset, or your digital... Read more

Opera Mini lands for Nokia devices
Opera Mini lands for Nokia devices By Paul Lamkin

Oslo-based Opera has announced that its popular mobile browser, Opera Mini, is now available to Nokia users on their Symbian handsets.Opera Mini 5.1 beta replaces the Java-based Opera versions that S60 users had to make do with, and adds a number of key... Read more

HP Photosmart Wireless e-All-in-One printer
4.5 stars HP Photosmart Wireless e-All-in-One printer By Paul Lamkin

Back in June, Pocket-lint hop-skipped over the Atlantic to take a butchers at HP's latest web-based print solutions, the ePrint range, that were unveiled at Internet Week in New York. At the time we were mighty impressed with what we saw - especially... Read more

It's not just Apple who is 'Appy: Android apps hit 100,000
It's not just Apple who is 'Appy: Android apps hit 100,000 By Paul Lamkin

The Android Market has crashed through the 100,000 barrier, doubling the amount of apps available to its users in just 6 months.Launched almost exactly 2 years ago (with premium apps added in February 2009), the number has risen significantly over the... Read more

Mozilla opens the door for a Web App store
Mozilla opens the door for a Web App store By Paul Lamkin

Mozilla has proposed a new Open Web App system, where developers would be able to offer their desktop based applications and generate income.Mozilla chief Jay Sullivan explains the proposal, via the Foundation's blog:"Apps built using HTML/CSS/JavaScript... Read more

iTeufel Radio v2: Vorsprung durch Technik
iTeufel Radio v2: Vorsprung durch Technik By Paul Lamkin

iPod docks are like buses. They're a bit old fashioned, always a bit clunky, but they do a job. Oh yeah, and they always come in twos.And after Gear4 unleashed its latest iPod dock alarm clock, right on cue German audio specialist Teufel announces its... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: PES 2011 - Pro Evolution Soccer (iPhone)
APP OF THE DAY: PES 2011 - Pro Evolution Soccer (iPhone) By Paul Lamkin

We at Pocket-lint are a fair bunch. And so, when it comes to deciding which apps to feature in App of The Day, we like to make sure that we're giving everyone a shot.And, seeing as how we gave EA Sport's FIFA 11 iPhone version the once over, we thought... Read more

Pure FlowSongs
4.0 stars Pure FlowSongs By Paul Lamkin

FlowSongs is a service that allows users of Pure's internet enabled radios to tag and buy tracks while listening to any digital, FM or internet radio station. So in order to get make use of this service you're going to need one of the following radios:... Read more

Yahoo Messenger takes on FaceTime
Yahoo Messenger takes on FaceTime By Paul Lamkin

Yahoo has updated its Messenger app for the iPhone, bringing with it video calling.The feature will work between any two Yahoo (or other compatible) Messenger clients, whether that be iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 (as you'll need a front facing camera, obviously),... Read more

APP OF THE DAY - Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus (iPhone)
APP OF THE DAY - Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus (iPhone) By Paul Lamkin

There are two things that you can rely on Gameloft to do.The first is to take successful console titles and give them its own distinctive flavour.The second, is to make cracking games that sell for cheap prices.And today's App of The Day is no exception.Modern... Read more

LG Optimus 7: The world's first (official) Windows Phone 7 device
LG Optimus 7: The world's first (official) Windows Phone 7 device By Paul Lamkin

It's gonna be a busy few days in terms of Windows Phone 7, with Microsoft's much anticipated operating system all set for its official, if somewhat protracted, public airing.And with WP7 handsets leaking faster than a BP undersea oil well, we were kind... Read more

Firefox 4 Beta all set for some Android action
Firefox 4 Beta all set for some Android action By Paul Lamkin

Mozilla has taken Firefox Mobile out of the Alpha testing period, with the release of Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo.The browser brings with it all the things you love about Firefox, including Sync, the Awesome Bar and Add-ons.Firefox 4 Beta Mobile... Read more

Samsung Galaxy i5510 sildes in
Samsung Galaxy i5510 sildes in By Paul Lamkin

First shown off over in Berlin at IFA, Samsung's latest Galaxy incarnation, the i5510, is all set for a November release in Europe.The Samsung Galaxy i5510 is a Froyo- boasting Android handset, complete with full sliding horizontal QWERTY keyboard.It's... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: ForeverMap Europe (iPhone)
APP OF THE DAY: ForeverMap Europe (iPhone) By Paul Lamkin

Pocket-lint doesn't get lost. Oh no, no, no. For you see, we paid extra attention during orientation classes at Boy Scouts and not only earned our Orienteer badge, but Survival Skills and Advanced Nautical Skills to boot.But, if we did stray into unknown... Read more

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
4.0 stars Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 By Paul Lamkin

Pro Evolution Soccer has enjoyed an illustrious history. If you had to compare the series to a real-life football team then it would undoubtedly be Liverpool. Like Liverpool, the Konami title was the early benchmark setter in terms of the console football... Read more

Welcome to the Panasonic Jungle
Welcome to the Panasonic Jungle By Paul Lamkin

Wow. This one has got massive flop written all over it.Not only does Panasonic's latest gaming console, the Jungle, look like something from the 1990s, the handheld gaming market is a pretty hard nut to crack, especially given the rise of mobile and tablet... Read more

Bada Bing: Samsung Wave II gets official
Bada Bing: Samsung Wave II gets official By Paul Lamkin

Samsung has revealed the latest Bada handset - the Samsung Wave II S8530.Looking very similar to the original Wave (the S8500) the latest incumbent does lack the Super AMOLED screen of its older brother.In its place is an LCD display, although it is slightly... Read more

Chrome 7 gets Beta outing
Chrome 7 gets Beta outing By Paul Lamkin

Google has rolled out the latest Beta version of its Chrome browser, ticking the number over to 7.And, included for the first time in a Beta release is the inclusion of the Google Chrome Labs. This means that it will be easier for testers to make use... Read more

The Social Network: Facebook movie is a box office hit
The Social Network: Facebook movie is a box office hit By Paul Lamkin

It has all the ingredients to be a big hit; a top class director in David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), a screenplay by a proven expert - Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing and A Few Good Men) - and one of the most promising... Read more

Medal of Honor drops Taliban option
Medal of Honor drops Taliban option By Paul Lamkin

Electronic Arts has decided to ditch the controversial playable Taliban option from the forthcoming reboot of Medal of Honor, after bowing to pressure from the US military as well as friends and relatives of soldiers involved in the War in Afghanistan.In... Read more

Navigon 40 Plus
4.0 stars Navigon 40 Plus By Paul Lamkin

The Navigon 40 Plus is a 4.3-inch, mid-range satnav (the 70 series is the top-end of this range with a slightly larger 5-inch screen) that comes with full European maps. So what makes this device different from the satnav you've currently got stored in... Read more

Samsung Continuum: The dual screen Galaxy S handset
Samsung Continuum: The dual screen Galaxy S handset By Paul Lamkin

As well as unearthing more details on the Motorola Stingray, the Verizon roadmap also provided some extra info on the latest Samsung Galaxy S incumbent - the Samsung Continuum.We know that the Continuum (model number SCH-i400) will have the same 1GHz... Read more

Peachtree Audio sets its sights on UK market
Peachtree Audio sets its sights on UK market By Paul Lamkin

Peachtree Audio, the US audio manufacturer who states that its products "link the divide between audiophiles and digital music" were in London this week to mark the UK launch of three of its products.First up is the iDecco which, according to its maker,... Read more

iPhone games: Big price cuts in the App Store
iPhone games: Big price cuts in the App Store By Paul Lamkin

Recently, we told you how EA had cut the price of Tiger Woods PGA Tour for the iPhone, during its inclusion in our App of The Day feature.And now it seems that it isn't just EA who has slashed the price of its iPhone games, there has been a massive reduction... Read more